Volleyball

From the very first Summer Universiade in Torino 1959, Volleyball has been a compulsory and successful sport. The level of the games and the continuous increasing number of participating teams reflected on the interest Volleyball generated among our member federations.

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2019

Napoli (ITA), 3-14/07

2017

Taipei City (TPE), 19/8-30/8 2017

2015

 Gwangju (KOR), 3/07 - 14/07

2013

 Kazan (RU), 6/7 - 17/07

2011

Shenzhen (CHN)

2009

Belgrade (SRB)

Volleyball

History of Volleyball in FISU

From the very first Summer Universiade in 1959, volleyball has been a compulsory and successful sport at the Summer Universiades organised under the patronage of the International University Sports Federation. During the first edition of the World Student Games in Torino, the men’s volleyball tournament was organised with 12 teams striving to win the gold medal. The most successful players of this tournament came from Czechoslovakia, beating their opponents from Romania with 3–0 and losing just two (2) sets in six (6) games. In 1961 in Sofia, the women’s tournament was launched with six (6) teams and volleyball continued its path of success.
The level of the games and the increasing number of participating teams in the seventies not only reflected on the interest volleyball generated among organising countries but made the FISU Executive Committee establish special regulations for team selection. These technical regulations have been reviewed, once again, after the Summer Universiade in Izmir in 2005. With a maximum of 24 teams for a men’s tournament and 16 teams for a women’s tournament, as well as its long-standing tradition and an excellent attendance of spectators (with over 5,000 during the finals in Daegu, Izmir and Bangkok), university volleyball is greatly appreciated throughout the FISU world.

 

FISU Regulations

The volleyball tournament shall be organised in accordance with the most recent technical regulations of the “Fédération Internationale de Volleyball” (FIVB). The programme and duration of the events will be fixed by the Executive Committee in agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. In principle, the events will last eleven(11) days maximum and will include:

  • one (1) men's tournament: twenty-four (24) teams maximum
  • one (1) women's tournament: sixteen (16) teams maximum

For each tournament, each country participating must present one (1) team of twelve (12) players.

 

Countries participating in the volleyball tournament must bring with their delegation and at their own cost:

  • Men’s tournament: one (1) referee recognised by the FIVB as an international referee candidate or international referee.
  • Women’s tournament: one (1) referee recognised by the FIVB as an international referee candidate or international referee.

 

Minimum Requirements for Volleyball

The Organising Committee must provide, for exclusive use, suitable sports halls to accommodate the volleyball tournaments as approved by the Volleyball CT. The FIVB regulations must be followed.

 

Competition Facilities

Type of Venue

Number of Venues

Changing room competitors

Changing room TOJR

Spectator Seating

Press and Media Seating

Main Court

1

4

2 + 2

5,000

100

Secondary Court

5

4

2 + 2

1,000

15

Training Court

6

4

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-

-

 

  • The competition courts must be made available, complying with FIVB, seven days before the start of competition to the final day of competition
  • The following is required for each competition venue:
    • A 40m x 25m x 12.5m area free of obstacles
    • The playing court (9m x 18m) and the free zone (5m from side lines and 8m from end lines) together make up the playing area
    • A 3m wide free passage-way around the free zone
    • Space free from any obstruction up to a height of a minimum of 12.5m measured from the floor and above the whole playing area
    • Light intensity must be between 1,000 – 1,500 lux measured 1m from the floor and the minimum temperature not lower than 16°C (61°F) and maximum not higher than 25°C (77°F)
    • Lights must be located above the edge of the side free zone
    • FIVB-approved synthetic floor covering. Sub floor support to be wooden floor beams
    • Telescopic posts and height-adjustable referee’s chairs
    • Electrical scoreboards (two in the main venue and one in each secondary venue) according to FIVB requirements
       

Training Facilities

  • Each training court must be at a team’s exclusive disposal for the duration of each training session
  • A 34m x 19m x 7m area free of obstacles
  • The playing court (9m x 18m) and the free zone (5m from side lines and 8m from end lines) together make up the playing area
  • Light intensity must be between 1,000 – 1,500 lux measured 1m from the floor and the minimum temperature must be lower than 16 °C (61°F) and maximum not higher than 25°C (77°F)
  • The floor of the playing area may be wooden or synthetic, preferably similar to the floor of the competition venue
  • The posts and nets must be the same as the competition venue
  • A scoreboard

 Previous Events

  • 2009 - 25th Summer Universiade – Belgrade (SRB)
  • 2007 - 24th Summer Universiade – Bangkok (THA)
  • 2005 - 23rd Summer Universiade – Izmir (TUR)
  • 2003 - 22nd Summer Universiade – Daegu (KOR)
  • 2001 - 21st Summer Universiade – Beijing (CHN)
  • 1999 - 20th Summer Universiade - Palma de Mallorca (ESP)
  • 1997 - 19th Summer Universiade – Sicily (ITA)
  • 1995 - 18th Summer Universiade – Fukuoka (JPN)
  • 1993 - 17th Summer Universiade – Buffalo (USA)
  • 1991 - 16th Summer Universiade – Sheffield (GBR)
  • 1987 - 14th Summer Universiade – Zagreb (YUG)
  • 1985 - 13th Summer Universiade – Kobe (JPN)
  • 1983 - 12th Summer Universiade – Edmonton (CAN)
  • 1981 - 11th Summer Universiade – Bucharest (ROU)
  • 1979 - 10th Summer Universiade - Mexico City (MEX)
  • 1977 - 9th Summer Universiade – Sofia (BUL)
  • 1973 - 7th Summer Universiade – Moscow (URS)
  • 1970 - 6th Summer Universiade – Torino (ITA)
  • 1967 - 5th Summer Universiade – Tokyo (JPN)
  • 1965 - 4th Summer Universiade – Budapest (HUN)
  • 1963 - 3rd Summer Universiade - Porto Alegre (BRA)
  • 1961 - 2nd Summer Universiade – Sofia (BUL)
  • 1959 - 1st Summer Universiade – Torino (ITA)